Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District


Soil and Water Surveying photo 

The Mission of the Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is to promote more sustainable resources utilization and protection of natural resources in the County. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) assists farmers, communities, watershed planners and landowners in developing and implementing conservation and resource management systems and practices including tree sales. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) also serves as a source for conservation and resource information and provides environmental education for county residents.

 Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Logo

The SWCD Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 8:00 AM.  Meetings are held at 2122 Campus Dr. SE, in Conference Room A.  If these dates and times change you will be notified here.

Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board Information

Oronoco Dam Removal and Zumbro River Restoration Project Information

Olmsted County 2018 plat book cover

Tracking and Compliance Buffer Law Initiative with Map (1.11 MB)

2019 Operational Plan (2.07 MB)

2018 Year in Review (3.00 MB)

2018 SWCD Outstanding Conservationist (629 KB)

Tree and Shrub Descriptions (632 KB)

MN CREP Program Sign Up (212 KB)

MN Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (792 KB)

Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan (128 KB)

Educational Programs (20 KB)

Olmsted County Soil Health Farm Field Day (1.04 KB)

Geographic Information Systems (676 KB)

Precipitation Monitoring Program (12 KB)

RIM and WHIP Programs (28 KB)

Root River 1W1P (152 KB)

State Cost Share Program (164 KB)

Wetland_Conservation_Act (20 KB)


Entrance to Public Works 2122 

Olmsted SWCD is located at:

2122 Campus Drive SE

Suite 200

Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507 328-7070